Saturday, February 9, 2013

P4W2 Day 35 Chester, SC - Laurinburg, NC 114 miles

A good day of riding.  On a cold clear morning I was able to pedal a few miles just as the sun started warming the South Carolina hills.   The frost melted fairly rapidly.  It was a clear cloudless sun-splashed day from sun up to sun down.

The wildlife highlight of the day was raptors - many red tailed and red shouldered hawks were seen today.  I was descending one hill today and saw something out of the corner of my eye.  A hawk was taking flight about 50 feet from me, with a large black snake in its talons.

Late in the day I crossed a flagship road in the country  - U.S. 1.   Ten miles later I made a turn to the north and turned 20 really pleasant miles on a quiet and flat secondary road leading through a mix of forest and farmland near the state border.  And just before dark I finally pedaled back into North Carolina.  Was it really only a month ago that I left here to start P4W2?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you made it to Laurinburg! Don't forget - you have to do the Tour De Moore next fall! - Mike